New Zealand offers the tourist everything: from luxury hotels to stylish country lodges and friendly backpackers hostels, scenic self drive itineraries and spectacular train journeys on both the North and the South Islands. For absolute in-your-face phenomena, visit the active volcanic regions and boiling mud of the geothermal areas on the North Island or the icy glaciers on the South Island’s West Coast.
One thing that all travellers want to do in New Zealand is walk – through forests, up mountains, along riverbanks and around lakes. Join the locals and go “tramping”. Experience some of the most spectacular walks in the world on the Milford or Routeburn tracks, amongst many others on offer.
New Zealand is a country with something to suit every age group and level of activity, from scenic drives, art galleries, cultural attractions, gardens, museums and performing arts, through to jetboating, skydiving, skiing, abseiling, kayaking, fishing, mountain biking and golf. Enjoy some of the world’s best wines, and sample gourmet cuisine, New Zealand offers it all and more!
New Zealand’s spectacularly beautiful landscape includes vast mountain chains, steaming volcanoes, sweeping coastlines, deeply indented fiords, glaciers and lush rainforests.
Comparable in size and/or shape to Great Britain, New Zealand has a population of only 4 million – making it one of the world’s least crowded countries. It is a haven for those seeking peace, rejuvenation and relaxation as well as a playground for thrill seekers and adventurers. A temperate climate with relatively small seasonal variation makes it an ideal year-round holiday destination.
When you’re travelling New Zealand, it’s the natural attractions that put the magic in your day. Snowy mountains, volcanoes, delectable beaches, remote hiking trails, fiords, wilderness lakes and much, much more.
As a country settled first by Polynesians and then by people from all over the world, New Zealand has many stories to tell. Dip into its history and explore the innovative, can-do culture.